Save the Date Tips

Save-the-date cards are the main way you will announce your upcoming nuptials to the world. So, you want to get them right! Don't stress—I have 5 tips that will help you make your save-the- dates a success!

Gather addresses early

Most of us don't keep address books like our parents and grandparents did, so you will need to gather all of your addresses before you can even send your save-the-dates. Start gathering them early (before your cards are even designed) and give your friends and family a deadline to nudge them along. Gathering these addresses now will also pay off when it's time to mail your invitations!

Be thoughtful

Be sure to send save-the-dates to all of the people you really want to attend. Yes—even your bestie who you know will be there. Remember that anyone who gets a save-the-date must also get an invitation. This means if you have a B-list who may not receive invitations, don't send them a save-the-date.

Mail them on time

The practical reason for save-the-dates is to help your guests plan ahead. They may need to request vacation time from work, make travel arrangements, purchase a dress, etc. So, mail your save-the-dates in plenty of time to make these things feasible. We recommend that you send your save-the-dates 6-10 months before your wedding.

Keep it simple

You don't need a ton of information on your save-the-dates. Keep it simple and include the following:

  • Names

  • Date (duh!)

  • Location - it's ok if you don't know the venue yet, but you should include the city and state.

  • Wedding website - you can include helpful details about hotel blocks, registry info, etc. This will keep your card clean and uncluttered.

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